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Maurizio Sarri hints he wants Paul Pogba at Juventus

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Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri has seeminly opened the door for Paul Pogba to re-join the club from Manchester United this summer.

Following a mixed three years back at Old Trafford, Pogba is keen to take on a “new challenge” elsewhere with his agent, Mino Raiola, recently confirming his attempts to force a summer move.

The potential availability of a World Cup winner has, naturally, stirred interest in a number of big European clubs. At the top of the list is believed to be Real Madrid and his old club Juventus.

Pogba previously enjoyed a stunning four-year spell in Turin, which saw him develop into one of the world’s best midfielders. He even clocked up 178 appearances in a Bianconeri jersey, while delivering 34 goals and 43 assists.

And now Sarri has hinted he would welcome back the four-time Serie A winner with open arms.

“I like him very much, but he’s a Manchester United player,” said Sarri, according to Euronews.

“I’m not the technical director [Fabio Paratici] so I don’t know the situation.”

Despite the ongoing uncertainty over his future, Pogba starred for United in Saturday’s 1-0 International Champions Cup victory over Inter Milan.

The France international even played a role in the build-up to Mason Greenwood’s 76th-minute winner in Singapore. He nearly got Marcus Rashford on the scoresheet as well only for Inter keeper Samir Handanovic to deny him.

Now, the Red Devils will turn their focus on to Premier League rivals Tottenham next Thursday for their second ICC match.

Sarri, meanwhile, confirmed he plans to hand new Juventus signing Matthijs de Ligt his debut against Spurs on Sunday.

SINGAPORE – JULY 20: Paul Pogba of Manchester United controls the ball under pressure of Sebastiano Esposito of FC Internazionale during the 2019 International Champions Cup match between Manchester United and FC Internazionale at the Singapore National Stadium on July 20, 2019 in Singapore. (Photo by Pakawich Damrongkiattisak/Getty Images)